BRAIN wishes you and yours a Happy Fourth of July!
Regular news will resume on Monday, July 7th.
VAIL, CO (BRAIN)—The Vail Valley Foundation has pulled the plug on the inaugural Colorado Stage International Cycle Classic road bike race scheduled for August 22-24, 2008.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has relaunched www.GeorgeHincapie.com, the company’s Web site dedicated to co-owner and Team Columbia professional rider, George Hincapie.
EMMAUS, PA (BRAIN)—Rodale has appointed Jasen Thorpe to the position of editor-in-chief and brand director of Mountain Bike magazine, effective immediately.
We're happy to report that Blue Bicycles' marketing manager Ryan Barnett is back at home after spending nearly two months in the hospital and in therapy at the Shepherd Spinal Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
HOLBROOK, NY (BRAIN)—Iron Horse Bicycle Company is discontinuing sales of its middle and lower priced bicycles through independent bicycle dealers and will sell its high-end bikes exclusively through Randall Scott Cycle Company in Boulder, Colorado.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—An informal golf outing for 20 players will be held the morning after Interbike, Saturday, September 27 at the Paiute Sun Mountain course north of Las Vegas.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—During the recent Bikes Belong board meeting, Cannondale Sports Group (CSG) president and chief executive officer Jeff Frehner pledged an additional $200,000 to support Bikes Belong and its mission to get more people riding bicycles more often.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN)—Michelin North America will be raising bicycle tire and tube prices by up to 15 percent on products sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico. This increase will take effect Sept. 1.
Smart E-tailing's Mark Graff stopped by BRAIN world headquarters yesterday, showing off his new Colorado Share the Road license plate. Thanks to NiteRider's Jack Gresmer for stopping by as well to show off some new product and for a ride.
"I am saddened by today's decision. I am looking into my legal options and deciding on the best way to proceed."
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—World Bicycle Relief has passed a major milestone in its “Project Zambia” healthcare initiative: More than 15,000 new, locally assembled bicycles have been distributed to volunteer health caregivers in a work-to-own partnership.
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Kirk Flinte and Andy Kimbrell to staff its new Interactive Marketing Department.
BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Io DuPont has hired Philip Vega as the new Power Cordz manager.
The summer concert season is well underway, and the concert listing Web site Pollstar ranks its Top 50 concerts (click on link, left hand side). Well, here's my Top 10 based on my personal taste (weighed heaviest) and band accomplishments, accolades, etc...
NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA (BRAIN)—Todson has promoted Rob Girvin to director of product development, while hiring Eric Lightbody as inventory control analyst and Rosalie Garver as customer service manager.
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Insurance company Aviva plc bought slightly more than half of the late Trek founder Richard Burke’s 818,681 shares in the Dutch bicycle conglomerate Accell Group when the Burke estate put them out to sale last month.
MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Bicycle Industry News, a trade publishing Web site in Australia, may hit your e-mail box soon. Tom Sherlock is taking over the site effective July 1.
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes' 2008 Quad XC series Mount Vision full suspension bike has won the Bike of the Year award from “What Mountain Bike” magazine.
It seems The Daily Show isn't the only one specializing in fake news these days. DH/freeride apparel maker Evomo riled up a few people—even the real LAPD—on a so-called bike photo shoot gone bust.
Needless to say, traffic has been up on the Evomo site as of late. Click on link for complete (fake) story.